Alchemist weaves some Blaxploitation soundtrack soul for another deadpan diatribe from longtime collaborator Prodigy on their latest track “Murder Goes Down.” P doesn’t spit as much as he seethes. His brand of subdued menace is the difference between the loudmouth that talks a good game and the quiet assassin who brings him to his knees.
The production is like something out of Black Caesar, the soundtrack of a protagonist making his rise to the top of the underworld. Enemies and would be competition are vanquished like the unknown actors whose characters aren’t even worthy of real names, instead forgotten as soon as they are snuffed out and listed in the credits as “Henchman #1” or “Jive Turkey.”
“Murder Goes Down” is one of four new tracks included on Prodigy and Alchemist’s re-released Albert Einstein EP, known as P=MC² which you can download on iTunes.